October 20, 2021

2018 Heard County Homecoming Highlights

HCHS’s 2018 Homecoming Court (L-R): Juliann Carpenter, Samantha Minix, 2nd runner-up Alexus Crawford, 2017 Queen Alexis Nelms, 2018 Queen Jessica Kirkpatrick, 1st Runner-up Lora Glover, Ellie Googe, Katelyn Duncan, Betty Covington, and Lydia Craven

(Franklin, GA) — The 2018 Heard High School Homecoming festivities concluded Friday night at Staples Stadium as the Braves knocked off the Spencer Greenwave 28-12.

Of course with it being homecoming week for the Brave Nation, much more was on the agenda Friday night than just football.

The large crowd packed into Staples Stadium not only for the game but to see which one of this year’s senior girls would be crowned the 2018 Homecoming Queen.

The Class of 2019 nominated six outstanding girls for the honor and the entire school voted for their favorite.

The senior girls nominated to this year’s court were Alexus Crawford, Ellie Googe, Lora Glover, Samantha Minix, Katelyn Duncan, and Jessica Kirkpatrick.

The home crowd of Brave fans became electrified when the announcement was made that Ms. Jessica Kirkpatrick was the new 2018 Queen. She was crowned as the new queen by her friend the 2017 Queen Ms. Alexis Nelms.

Ms. Lora Glover was awarded first runner-up and Ms. Alexus Crawford was voted as second runner-up.

The underclassmen homecoming representatives for 2017 included freshmen Lydia Craven and Chance Brown; sophomores Juliann Carpenter and Josh Caldwell, and juniors Betty Covington and Jacorian Allen.

At the big community homecoming pep rally held in the high school gymnasium Friday afternoon, Brave senior QB Mr. Alijah Huzzie was crowned as the 2018 Homecoming King.

First runner-up was awarded to Mr. Komari Clark and second runner-up was Mr. Collin Wright, giving the Brave football team a sweep of the top three. Other members of the male court were Duncan Googe, Brenden Thompson, and Jacob “Big Kountry” Stephens.

2018 Heard County Homecoming King Mr. Alijah Huzzie (L) with his mom Misty Miller (Photo: Samantha Minix)

The homecoming parade took place Thursday afternoon with adults and children alike lining the streets of Downtown Franklin.

Many civic groups, school clubs, recreation teams, and other businesses showed off their hard work on various floats based on the homecoming theme, “Heard county’s Got Game.”

Recently retired teachers Mr. Bobby Cothran and Mr. Johnny Mock were selected by students as the Co-Grand Marshalls for this year’s parade.

In the community categories, first place went to Flag Football Cheer (Hannah) and second place was awarded to Brave  T-Ball (Baker).

In the school division, Skills USA won best float for the second straight year and Heard FBLA brought home second place.

The dress up days for homecoming week at HCHS are one of the more popular aspects for students and included Pajama Day (Monday), Video Game Characters (Tuesday), Game Night (Wednesday), Celebrity Guess Who (Thursday) and Game On! Class Spirit Day (Friday).

The faculty shocked the seniors and won the ultra-competitive class competition for the week.

Another homecoming tradition this year included the participation of the younger Heard County cheerleaders during Friday night’s game.

The post-game Homecoming Dance capped off the homecoming week activities in the Heard High Cafeteria Friday night.

It was certainly an exciting week for Heard High School and the Brave Nation. Congrats to all the wonderful participants in this year’s homecoming festivities!

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